Memory Diet: More Than 150 Healthy Recipes for the Proper Care and Feeding of Your Brain

Memory Diet: More Than 150 Healthy Recipes for the Proper Care and Feeding of Your Brain

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Memory Diet: More Than 150 Healthy Recipes for the Proper Care and Feeding of Your Brain by Judi Zucker, Shari Zucker

Is there anything we can do to prevent Alzheimer's disease or dementia?

Do we have to accept that memory loss is just part of the natural progression of aging?

The Memory Diet introduces a powerful, plant-based diet of leafy greens, vegetables, berries, nuts, beans, and whole grains that can slow down or even eliminate cognitive decline. The more than 150 healthy recipes--from awesome appetizers and exceptional entrees to spectacular salads and super soups--are all free of white sugar, processed ingredients, and gluten.

The Memory Diet's brain-boosting recipes are based on the Mediterranean Intervention Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) Diet, a diet plan that may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's by as much as 53 percent.

In addition, you will learn how to cook these foods the correct way, as many cooking methods actually cause biochemical changes in the food we eat that can negatively affect our brain health, accelerate the aging process, and cause memory decline.

The Memory Diet also includes:

  • An easy-to-follow, seven-day meal plan.
  • Guidelines for setting up a mindful kitchen.
  • An extensive resource section listing Websites and organizations that support brain health.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781632650511
    Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
    Publication date: 05/23/2016
    Edition description: First Edition
    Pages: 224
    Sales rank: 1,233,568
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

    About the Author

    Judi and Shari Zucker--the "Double Energy Twins"--attended the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and earned BAs in ergonomics, the study of human physiology, physical education, and nutrition. They became vegetarians at age 11 and wrote their first book, How to Survive Snack Attacks--Naturally! when they were just 16. Since then, they have written six best-selling health books. They lecture on living a healthy life, clean eating, and having more energy at hospitals, schools, and health and wellness programs nationwide. They are favorite guests on many local and national television shows, including The Today Show and Home & Family. Judi and Shari are both married and have five children between them. They reside in Santa Barbara, California.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword Hyla Cass, MD 11

    Preface 13

    Introduction 15

    Chapter 1 About Your Memory: Maintaining Memory Health 19

    Chapter 2 Foods for Thought: The Power of Diet 37

    Chapter 3 Stocking a Mindful Kitchen 47

    Chapter 4 Recipes for Brain Health 65

    Sensational Smoothies 66

    Awesome Appetizers 78

    Splendid Sides 93

    Exceptional Entrees 103

    Spectacular Salads 123

    Super Soups 146

    Delightful Desserts and Snacks 168

    Appendix A Metric Conversion Tables 195

    Appendix B The 7-Day Memory Diet Meal Plan 199

    Notes 203

    Resources 211

    Index 215

    About the Authors 221

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    The Memory Diet: More Than 150 Healthy Recipes for the Proper Care and Feeding of Your Brain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I have Judi and Shari’s Allergen-free Cookbooks and all the recipes are easy to make and tasty so I decided to get The Memory Diet. There are recipes for smoothies, appetizers and side dishes, main meals, salads, soups and desserts. My daughter is a vegan and she can’t eat foods that contain gluten, so a big plus for me is that all the recipes are gluten-free. Gluten rich foods have a high glycemic index and it is not recommended for the brain. These recipes are great for both my daughter and me. I made the Sesame Orange-Laced Soba Noodles and I loved the combination of the orange juice and cinnamon! The Sweet Potato Chili was wonderful as I never thought of using sweet potatoes in chili. I have a sweet tooth so The Blueberry Bliss cheesecake really hit the spot for me. Blueberries are great for the brain and the cheesecake is actually dairy-free, raw and sugar-free. This is the first book I have read on brain health that provides a vast array of scrumptious brain healthy recipes!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    When I got my copy of The Memory Diet I was so excited to start making some of the sugar-free, gluten-free recipes. I first made the Kale Cashew Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing and The Polenta Avocado Casserole for my family. They loved it! I made the Pistachio Cheesecake which is a raw cheesecake that is dairy-free and yummy! I am so excited these easy to make tasty recipes-they are truly Unforgettable! The Memory Diet inspired me to to add anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich foods from the 7 Basic Food Groups to my diet. Who knew Black Pepper was the most widely used spice on the planet and it contains Piperine which is great for the brain! I didn't realize that some of my lifestyle choices like taking sleeping pills could affect my memory. The scientific information in The Memory Diet is easy to understand and this book is a must for anyone who wants to prevent memory loss! The Memory Diet is great for the brain and also great for the whole body